CHAPTER XIXScipio takes the Inner Harbor -- Fighting in the Streets -- Scenes of Horror -- Fighting in Byrsa -- Hasdrubal and his Wife -- Destruction of Carthage -- Scipio sheds Tears
And Priam, and the people over whom
Spear-bearing Priam rules, shall perish all."1 (Iliad, vi, 448, 449; Bryant's translation.)
” Being asked by Polybius in familiar conversation (for Polybius had been his tutor) what he meant by using these words, he said that he did not hesitate frankly to name his own country, for whose fate he feared when he considered the mutability of human affairs. And Polybius wrote this down just as he heard it.